City Lights Authors in the News
Lit Up Inside|
"Feature on Robert Birnbaum's 'Our Man in Boston' Blog"
-Robert Birnbaum, Our Man in Boston
"The big news for devotees of Van Morrison is that he has deigned to authorize a book of his lyrics entitled Lit Up Inside to be published by City Lights. The two hundred page tome will include one-third of the lyrics Morrison has written over the course of his career."
Sep 9, 2014
"Publishers Weekly Feature on the 'Big Indie Books of Fall 2014.' "
-Judith Rosen, Publisher's Weekly
"Lit Up Inside [is] a collection of Van Morrison's lyrics that the singer/songwriter specifically wanted published by City Lights and its founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti. . . . This is the only book that Morrison has ever endorsed in an official capacity. It brings together the lyrics of 100 songs from his 50-year, 40-album career. Introduction by Eamonn Hughes; foreword by David Meltzer."
Aug 22, 2014
The Violence of Organized Forgetting|
Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine
" Interview on KPFA's 'Flashpoints.' "
Dennis Bernstein has an in-depth conversation with Henry A. Giroux, about his book, The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine.
Aug 21, 2014
"Interview on 'Resistance Radio.' "
-Henry Giroux. PRN.FM
Henry A. Giroux, the author of more than 50 books, is certainly one of the world's most important living intellectuals. He writes on a tremendous variety of topics, but central to all of his work are the importance of radical democracy, the importance of education, the importance of critical thinking and discourse, and the effects of capitalism on all of these. In 2002 he was named as one of the top 50 educational thinkers of the modern period.
Jul 6, 2014
50th Anniversary Edition
"Los Angeles radio station KPCC discusses O'Hara"
-Marc Haefele, KPCC
Commentator Marc Haefele writes about arts and culture for KPCC's "Off-Ramp." Here, he attends a reading of Frank O'Hara's Lunch Poems and muses on the connections.
Sep 3, 2014
"Frank O'Hara's Lunch Poems reviewed by The Skinny"
-Jim Troeltsch, The Skinny
"It is hard to believe half a century's passed since the publication of Frank O'Hara’s Lunch Poems... because its voice is in almost every way contemporary: worldly, ironic, sceptical, occasionally flip; but also sad, in a way that’s complex and under-the-surface and which maybe has something to do with the loss of transcendent belief."
Sep 2, 2014